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41st Telluride Film Festival Announces Call for Entries

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 20, 2014 8:30 AM
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The Telluride Film Festival (August 29 – September 1, 2014), presented by National Film Preserve, Ltd. had announced its Call for Entries in all categories including student, short and feature length films.

LatinoBuzz: The Anatomy of a Dope Short Film

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 4, 2014 8:30 AM
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Let’s face facts, the days of the short film being your calling card are pretty much gone (along with the bank account you pillaged). The digital revolution did democratize filmmaking and it meant any Tom, Dick and Harry could pick up a camera and shoot a film. And they did, saturating the festival circuit and bringing about countless of needless short festivals in every neighborhood (this being especially true in NYC). In curating thousands of short films over the years, I’ve lost years of my life to the art. So, you can imagine the joy one gets when you come across those “bangers”. A film that never leaves you.

Cannes 2014 Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 9, 2014 10:00 AM
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A group of world-renowned filmmakers will award the top prizes in the Cinéfondation and Short Film section at Cannes

And The Winner Is: Helium for Best Live Action Short Short

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • March 3, 2014 10:44 AM
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Making use of beautiful imagery and an inventive story, Anders Walter’s short film Helium deals with the afterlife from the perspective of a sick child and a man who wants to help him minimize the pain. After he befriends Alfred (Pelle Falk Krusbæk), a young boy who is dying, hospital janitor Enzo (Casper Crump) decides to create an imaginary world for him.

Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Aquel No Era Yo' (That Wasn't Me)

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 22, 2014 10:00 PM
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What happens after a child soldier has to come to terms with the horrendous crimes he/she was forced to commit out of fear? The guilt, the trauma, and all of their ramifications remain long after reaching safety.

Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Just Before Losing Everything'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 20, 2014 8:00 AM
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Although he is no stranger to the film world since he started his career as an actor, director Xavier Legrand has only one film under his belt –a short film. This astonishingly unsettling first effort, 'Just Before Losing Everything' (Avant que de tout perdre), has earned him an Academy Award nomination in the Live Action Short category, a very deserving honor.

Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 19, 2014 1:30 PM
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The insanity of daily modern life is presented with an exponentially comedic tone in the Finnish Academy Award-nominated Live Action Short Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?

Interview: Oscar-nominated Short 'The Voorman Problem'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 17, 2014 3:00 PM
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Among the 5 Live Action Short Oscar Nominees Mark Gill's film 'The Voorman Problem' is perhaps the one with the highest profile in the category. Starring Tom Hollander and Martin Freeman the story follows Doctor Williams who is called in to evaluate a prison inmate who maintains he is God.

YouTube at Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 29, 2014 1:30 PM
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YouTube’s importance at Sundance grows every year. This year, they held free workshops on how to maximize your use of YouTube. Here is the latest schedule of YouTube on Main Street events and press assets, please visit google site ytsundance2014 or Twitter at #YouTubeSundance.

Oberhausen Short Film Festival: Beyond Love and Companionship

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 1, 2013 3:30 PM
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Oberhausen Short Film Festival is held May 2 – 7 and one of the 2 oldest and most important short film festivals in the world.

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